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Our Partners & Supporters

We are incredibly grateful to our valued partners for their amazing support. Their contributions range from major multi-year cash grants to critically needed gifts-in-kind. Everyone listed on this page shares our long-term commitment to ending avoidable blindness throughout the world.

Current Canadian Partners & Supporters

FedEx Canada

Since 2009, FedEx Canada has been the National Event Sponsor of Plane Pull for Sight, our annual signature fundraising event taking place in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. With the support of FedEx and its team members across Canada, Plane Pull for Sight has raised more than $2.3 million to support Orbis's sight-saving work around the world.

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OBAT Canada

With support from OBAT Canada, we are working with our partners to reduce preventable vision loss and blindness due to cataracts among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. In most cases, a cataract can be removed – and a person’s vision restored – with a simple, quick and inexpensive surgery.

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Donner Canadian Foundation

With the continued support of the Donner Canadian Foundation, we're working to reduce avoidable blindness and visual impairment among newborns and children in underserved rural communities in Bangladesh by scaling up pediatric eye health capacity and improving access to high-quality eye care services, particularly in the area of ROP.

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The Hon. Dr. Vivienne Poy

The Hon. Dr. Vivienne Poy is a Director Emeritus of Orbis Canada and a long-time generous supporter of Orbis's work around the world. Most recently, this support has focused on creating women-led green vision centres in rural areas of Bangladesh.

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Fig Tree Foundation

With support from Fig Tree Foundation, we're establishing a women-led green vision centre in Itna Upazila, Bangladesh. The vision centre will create community-level access to affordable, sustainable, high-quality essential eye care services for families in the remote village.

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Leonardo Canada

With support from Founding Partner, Leonardo Canada, Orbis Canada launched a new study with the potential to revolutionize the way people living with diabetes in remote or underserved communities are screened for diabetic eye disease, particularly diabetic retinopathy.

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Past Partners & Supporters

Global Partners


Since 2020, Santen Pharmaceutical Co. has partnered with Orbis to help prevent avoidable blindness and vision loss around the world. Through a ten-year partnership, Orbis and Santen will improve access to quality eye care in communities around the world, with a focus on digital ophthalmic training and awareness raising, particularly in Asia.

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Alcon Foundation

The Alcon – Orbis relationship began in 1979, three years before Orbis’s first Flying Eye Hospital program. Over more than four decades, Alcon has donated state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment, pharmaceuticals and supplies for the Flying Eye Hospital and its partner hospitals around the world.

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Working with FedEx

For more than 30 years, FedEx has played an indispensable role in helping Orbis achieve its vision of a world in which no one is needlessly blind.

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Fondation L’Occitane

With a long history of corporate social responsibility,Fondation L'OCCITANE is committed to fighting avoidable blindness around the world.

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Jebsen generously partners with Orbis to build up a training, screening and referring eye care network covering hospitals and clinics in the rural area of China.

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OMEGA announced its Global Corporate Partnership with Orbis in January 2011.

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The Pfizer-Orbis relationship dates back to 1979, three years before Orbis's first sight-saving flight, when Pfizer began supporting Orbis through cash grants and donations of medical supplies.

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For information on how to become an Orbis partner, please contact:

Alex Krievins

Vice President

Orbis Canada

Phone number: 416.413.7925 ext. 12

Address: 192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 421
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

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